15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Oulu
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

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Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Tampere is 1 hour. Traveling from Milan in August, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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1
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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, stroll through Yyteri Beach, then stroll around Kirjurinluoto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pori travel planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum & The Church of the Holy Cross). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

1
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 17th (Mon), stroll around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

1
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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 18th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, then take a spin around town with Outdoors Oulu Oy, and finally stroll around Hupisaaret Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 19th (Wed), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel route planner.

You can fly from Oulu to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, pause for some photo ops at Haaksirikkoiset, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."